The Community Development Department offers a variety of programs that contribute to neighborhood revitalization, economic development and improved community facilities and services within the City limits of Lake Charles.
The City receives Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Program funding through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to principally benefit low-to-moderate income persons.
Community Development Programs

Important Documents


Public Notice - Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Review and Comment Period

Public Notice - HOME-ARP Allocation Plan Comment Period and Public Hearing

Public Notice - Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery

Public Notice - Louisiana Love Outdoors Grant Application

Love Louisiana Outdoors Program Application

Title VI Compliance

The City of Lake Charles fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities.   For more information, or to obtain a Title VI Complaint Form, click here or call the Mayor’s Action Line at (337) 491-1346, or contact the appropriate Department Head, or call the Title VI coordinator at (337) 491-1440.

Title VI complaints must be filed within 180 days of the alleged occurrence.

Language Assistance Request

If you have a need to request information or materials in a language other than English, please view the Language Assistance Request form or contact the Community Development Department at 337-491-1440.

ADA Accommodations Requests

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), qualified individuals who need accessible communication aids and services or other reasonable accommodations in order to participate in City of Lake Charles provided services, programs and activities are invited to make their needs known to the City's Title VI/ADA Coordinator at (337) 491-1440. Please provide at least a 72-hour advanced notice so that we can adequately meet your needs.

ADA Complaint Process and Form
To learn more about the ADA complaint process and to access the form, click here.